Born: July 31, 1962 (Schenectady, New York)
Died: Dec. 21, 2020 (age 58, Destin, Florida)
High school: Granite City South High School (Granite City, Illinois)
Position: Linebacker/defensive end
Height/weight: 6-foot-3, 247 pounds
NFL career: 15 seasons(1985-99)
Teams: Los Angeles Rams (1985-92), Pittsburgh Steelers (1993-95), Carolina Panthers (1996, 1998-99), San Francisco 49ers (1997)
Career highlights: NFL Defensive Player of the Year (1996), NFC Defensive Player of the Year (1996), three-time NFL All-Pro (1989, 1994, 1996), five-time Pro Bowl (1989, 1994-96, 1998), NFL 1990s All-Decade Team
Bottom line: Kevin Green went from a walk-on at Auburn in 1983 to SEC Defensive Player of the Year in 1984 and a fifth-round draft pick by the Los Angeles Rams in 1985.
What's amazing about Greene's sack total is that early in his career with the Rams, he was asked to play outside linebacker off and on for several seasons and didn't have as many opportunities to rush the passer as most of the players on this list did.
Known for his long, blonde hair, Green was beloved by every fan base he played for and elected to the Hall of Fame in 2016. Greene died of a heart attack in Destin, Florida, on Dec. 21, 2020, at 58 years old.